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Metric Conversions Notes

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Metric System / Is based on ‘10’ / When using the standard system, sometimes you need 2 different measurements (ex. 5 ft 5 in) / With the metric system, you can convert to a single unit by moving a decimal place. / Is based on ‘10’ / When using the standard system, sometimes you need 2 different measurements (ex. 5 ft 5 in) / With the metric system, you can convert to a single unit by moving a decimal place.

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Metric Prefix Line: KiloHectoDekaUnitDeciCentiMilli kmhmdamm (meter) dmcmmm kLhLdaLL (liter) dLcLmL kghgdagG (gram) dgcgmg

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MNEMONIC: King Henry Drinks Milk During Cold Months Lemonade Gatorade King Henry Drinks Milk During Cold Months Lemonade Gatorade

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Conversions: 1. It is all about the decimal place. ex. 10 cm = ? mm 2. Begin where you know. You are given 10 cm. If no decimal is present, the decimal is to the right of the numbers. 10 cm = 10.0 cm 1. It is all about the decimal place. ex. 10 cm = ? mm 2. Begin where you know. You are given 10 cm. If no decimal is present, the decimal is to the right of the numbers. 10 cm = 10.0 cm

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Kilo HectoDeka Unit Deci Centi Milli = where you want to go (your target) 100 10 0 3. Move to where you want to go. Draw an arrow. - you want “mm”. Notice that the arrow moves the decimal 1 place to the right.

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Kilo HectoDeka Unit Deci Centi Milli = where you want to go (your target) 1,500 m = 1.5 km 0051 1500 m = ? km

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Kilo HectoDeka Unit Deci Centi Milli = where you want to go (your target) 17 cg = 0.17 g 7 01 17 cg = ? g

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Kilo HectoDeka Unit Deci Centi Milli = where you want to go (your target) 10.36 L = 10,360 mL 30160 10.36 L = ? mL

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Kilo HectoDeka Unit Deci Centi Milli = where you want to go (your target) 1,532 mm = 1.532 m 5132 1,532 mm = ? m

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Kilo HectoDeka Unit Deci Centi Milli = where you want to go (your target) 56 kg = 560,000 dg 560000 56 kg = ? dg

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What is the mnemonic device to help you remember the prefix(s) above? King Henry Drinks Milk During Cold Months Lemonade Gatorade King Henry Drinks Milk During Cold Months Lemonade Gatorade

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What number is the metric system based on? 10

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